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    Best Computer For Lightwave

    Hello Every-one, please look at these computers and let me know which one is better for working with Lightwave.
    Thank you very much
    Simon..
    GatewayFX6831-01
    http://www.gateway.com/systems/product/529668417.php



    Dell Studio XPS 8000
    http://configure.us.dell.com/dellsto...en&s=dhs&cs=19


    HP Pavilion Elite HPE-170t
    http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/sh...page/popular/2

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    HP Pavilion Elite HPE-170t it not i7, do not buy this one.
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    After 3 months of research and contemplation, I went with a Dell XPS9000 i7 920. It’s fast and quiet. I considered the XPS8000, 8100 but by the time I added an i7 860 and ram etc. it was the same price as the XPS9000. I also considered the HP Pavilion Quick-Ship i7 920, but read of motherboard issues and weak power supply. In the end, the XPS9000 seemed like the better buy from a competent supplier, the only negative – it’s huge!

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    Hi there:

    This answer might be different from what you are expecting, but it
    also might help you.
    Many years ago, when I first got lightwave 5, I bought a custom made computer from gateway. It was a real pentium 2 (or 3, don't remember) with 450 mhz speed and 256 mb ram. It was a great computer at the time, and it was SUPER for using lightwave. It was very speedy, very stable, and it was great for rendering 3d animation.
    The gateway was amazing for lightwave, and I'll never regret buying it.
    Even though now I use a new computer for lw 9.6,
    I STILL USE my gateway for animation with lightwave 5.6
    The gateway was the best computer I ever bought, and is still good for the older version of lightwave. If I was you, I would buy a gateway computer. But then again, I might be wrong.

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    check this site out cyberpowerpc.com when in doubt build it!
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    Iam sorry I made a mistake, The Hp Is this one:
    http://www.frys.com/product/6139049?site=sa:PC Computer Pod:Pod1

    Please let me know which one is better the Hp or Dell, or Gateway.
    Thnaks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soth View Post
    HP Pavilion Elite HPE-170t it not i7, do not buy this one.
    Iam sorry I made a mistake this is the correct HP
    http://www.frys.com/product/6139049?site=sa:PC Computer Pod:Pod1

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    Ok iam down to this computers now..
    please let me know which one is better fo working lightwave, and video rendering..
    Thanks
    Simon
    http://www.gateway.com/systems/product/529668628.php

    http://www.gateway.com/systems/product/529668417.php

    http://www.frys.com/product/6139049?site=sa:PC

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonlion View Post
    Iam sorry I made a mistake this is the correct HP
    http://www.frys.com/product/6139049?site=sa:PC Computer Pod:Pod1
    I think HP is the only PC with triple channel memory (double check other ones), that speeds up rendering like a lot.

    Check if you will get 3y warranty and as long as graphic card and disc size is similar and memory comes not in pairs (dual channel) go for the cheapest one.
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    Really happy with my i7 system. Even the lower end 920 is still good. Overclocks pretty well too if you're into that sort of thing. Had it now for a year and will probably trade up this time next year for the next good thing.

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    I'm happy with my recent Dell XPS9000 purchase. i7 920, 12 gigs ram, plenty of HD, 22" monitor, 1 gig nVidia GTS 240 and wireless for $1389. Should be good for a few years.

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    The MDGrape-3 is probably the fastest computer right now but it won't be able to run LightWave I'm sure. The BlueGene/L on the other hand might but both might be way over your budget.

    Just j/k-ing ofcourse, those are probably world's fastest supercomputers right now.
    Today's "best" computer will be replaced by better computers within months so just start from your budget and build the best computer obtainable for that money. Yes indeed, build it yourself to save bits of money to get the best bang for your buck. So start reading up on the current best hardware right now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soth View Post
    I think HP is the only PC with triple channel memory (double check other ones), that speeds up rendering like a lot.

    Check if you will get 3y warranty and as long as graphic card and disc size is similar and memory comes not in pairs (dual channel) go for the cheapest one.
    The Mac Pros also have 3 channel memory; but they probably cost more than what he listed -- I've heard they make fine Windows boxes also.

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    You guys happy with the render speed with just a single i7?

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